abdominal circumference


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abdominal circumference

A term for a measurement used in assessing foetal growth, which is regarded as the most important marker of normal foetal proportions. It ranges from 50 mm at 11 weeks to 300 mm at 37 weeks. In adults it is an important clinical parameter for assessing risk of developing metabolic syndrome—36 inches (88 cm) is the cut off point, above which metabolic syndrome is more likely.
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The only standard measurements and ratios on prenatal ultrasound that were not significantly associated with increased risk for shoulder dystocia were head circumference and the ratio of femur length to abdominal circumference.
An inelastic tape (Butterfly brand, China) was used to measure the abdominal circumference of the pupils.
In order to evaluate the tumor growth curve, abdominal circumference was measured with a measuring tape at baseline and every 2 days after tumor inoculation, for a total of 6 measurements.
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3] The abdominal circumference of the foetus may also be measured and this gives an estimate of the weight and size of the fetus [4] as well.
There also may be some discrepancies in size of other structures that are apparent in the first trimester, such as differences in abdominal circumference, for example, as well as differences in amniotic fluid volume, or bladder size that might be helpful in planning fetal surveillance.
The Air Force is adding height and weight back into the standard to accommodate Airmen unable to obtain the minimum abdominal circumference but are still at a normal weight for their height.
Appropriate fetal growth was defined by the presence of ultrasonographic signs (when the biparietal diameter and abdominal circumference were between the 10th and 90th centiles) according to the nomograms of Campbell and Thoms (10) and by postnatal confirmation of a birth weight between the 10th and 90th centiles according to our population standards after correction for the mother's height, weight, and parity and the sex of the newborn.
Nineteen male and female adult volunteers, whose abdominal circumference measured greater than 85 cm (33.